If an indeterminate pronoun such as some, plus, none or all is used, authors should refer to the noun or substantive sentence immediately after that pronoun to know if the verb is singular or plural. If the topics are related to and connected, use plural text. This composite subject therefore requires a singular verb to agree. 2. If two or more singular nouns or pronouns are related by or not, use singular verbatim. Have you ever received “subject/verb”, like an error on a paper? This handout will help you understand this common grammar problem. The basic rule. A singular subject (she, Bill, car) takes a singular verb (is, goes, shines), while a plural meeting takes a plural verb. Subjects and verbs must correspond in number (singular or plural).